1995-96

  • Ixtlan De Los Hervores, Mexico,  1989, Ektacolor type C photograph, 21” x 25”

    Eduardo Del Valle (b. 1951, Havana): Working in collaboration with his wife, Mirta Gomez, since 1973, Del Valle’s photography often documents the life and geography of Yucatan, Mexico. He is the recipient two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships as well as fellowships from the New York State Council for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. His work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition.  Del Valle and Gómez’s books include Fried Waters published by Nazraeli Press in 2005 and Between Runs, which consist of photographs made at the Hing Yip printing plant in Dongguan, China. Del Valle holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University. He is a professor of photography at FIU (Cintas for art, 1989-90, 1995-96)

  • Mirta Gómez (b. 1953, Havana): Working in collaboration with her husband, Eduardo del Valle, since 1973, Gómez’s photography often documents the life and geography of Yucatan, Mexico. She is the recipient two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships as well as fellowships from the New York State Council for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Her work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. Gómez and Del Valle’s books include Fried Waters, published by Nazraeli Press in 2005, and Between Runs, which consist of photographs made at the Hing Yip printing plant in Dongguan, China. Gómez holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University. She is a professor of photography at FIU. (Cintas for art, 1989-90, 1995-96)

  • JORGE+PANTOJA

    Tonsura, acrylic, oil, graphite on unstretched canvas, 42” x 54.5”

    Jorge Pantoja (b. 1963, Havana): The painter has exhibited his work at the Javier Lumbreras gallery, the Gutiérrez Fine Arts gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art, where he showed his series 100 Haikus, and at Carol Jazzar Contemporary and Books and Books, all in Miami-Dade County. He is the recipient of a South Florida Cultural Consortium Award, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. (Cintas for art, 1995-96)

  • Alina Troyano (b. 1951, Havana): Probably best known for one of her characters, Carmelita Tropicana, Troyano is a playwright, essayist and performance artist who won an Obie for sustained excellence of performance with her culture-crossing creations. Her prose and plays, which include Chicas 2000 and Milk of Amnesia, were collected in I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures.Her performances plays and videos have been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea in Barcelona, the Berlin International Film Festival and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, among other venues. She has received funding support from the Independent Television Service, the Jerome Foundation, and the Rockefeller Suitcase Fund. (Cintas for literature, 1995-96)

  • KATARINA WONG

    Touch 'n Go, 2004, Lithograph edition 3/10, 29” x 40”

    Katarina Wong (b. 1966, York, Penn.): A visual artist and curator based in New York, Wong has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has had solo exhibitions in the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, the Anton Gallery and the Andrea Pollan Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia, among other venues. Group shows include In the Shadow of 9.11: A Chinatown Memorial Exhibition, organized by the Asian American Arts Centre at the Gallery at Silk Road and Contrary Equilibriums: The 12th Annual Exhibition at the Asian American Arts Centre, both in New York, and Options 1997 at the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Projectspace in Washington, D.C. In 2004, she curated a show for the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn. Wong has a Master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s from St. John's College. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (Cintas for art, 1995-96)

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